Rufus T Firefly

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About Rufus T Firefly

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  1. Rufus T Firefly

    Building the 2020 Roster

    He should be tradeable. I wouldn't cut him to save 4.5 mil when I feel like someone's going to end up giving us something for him. He's a probably a decent guy to have in the locker room anyway.
  2. Rufus T Firefly

    Building the 2020 Roster

    I would definitely see if Swearinger could fetch something decent in a trade. If not, he's young enough I might ride with him for now, or see if he draws some interest at the trade deadline. I wouldn't extend him.
  3. Rufus T Firefly

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Don't think so. No matter how he's snowed Snyder to this pint, if he's back for another year, Allen has to realize that he's getting to the point where even Danny boy might realize it's time for a change. A first round QB likely buys him a couple of years, and at least raises the hope for a brighter future which could keep hi around longer.
  4. Rufus T Firefly

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    That's the direction next year should go. But if Bruce is back, I would bet he goes for a first round QB this year and he certainly goes after another 9-7 type of season. All-in for saving his job as long as possible.
  5. Rufus T Firefly

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    I always thought you should have both. I generally think of the template for offensive roster spots should be: QB-3 RB-4 WR-6 TE-3 OL-9 Which adds up to 25. But you're absolutely right that at the least you should have a 3rd QB on the Practice Squad. To not do that on a team with a 34 year old starter, an injury-prone backup and dreams of contending, is beyond laughable.
  6. Rufus T Firefly

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    If a player retires in the middle of a contract, then yes, teams can go after a prorated portion of the signing bonus. Those situations usually end in arbitration.
  7. Rufus T Firefly

    Starting QB 2019???

    His 202 salary is both guaranteed if he is on the roster on March 5and guaranteed for injury. He won't be able to pass a physical on March 5, so the 2020 salary will become guaranteed at that point. There is no reason for an "injury settlement" because he has no reason to sacrifice his guaranteed 2020 salary.
  8. Rufus T Firefly

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    No, if he retires he forfeits the next two years' salaries' and the Redskins can go after the prorated portion of his signing bonus. Even if he tried to claim it was because of injuries, he needs to keep trying to come back to get that money. He can't retire in early 2019 and say pay me for 2020 because I'll be too hurt to play a year and a half from now. He ain't retiring. And if he did, it would be nothing but a windfall for us.
  9. Rufus T Firefly

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

  10. Rufus T Firefly

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    But the only way that happens is if we decide to cut him with two guaranteed years left on his deal. And, even as someone who wanted no part of Alex Smith, I would find that an idiotic thing to do. It's not really an "Apocalypse" scenario, it's a "suicide" scenario. BTW, if we did cut him next year, the net cap hit would be about 32 mil. He's already on the books for 20+ mil so the net hit isn't as dramatic. And there are now reports that we have a $12 mil insurance policy that would offset that amount of dead cap. So maybe a net hit of around 20 mil.
  11. The thing I've seen with Preston Smith over the years is he's kind of lucked into a lot of stats. Someone else pressures the QB and the ball gets thrown into Smith's stomach.. A forced fumble bounces to him, he bends and picks it up. The are the kinds of things that get people saying he "won us a game" and things like that. It's not a criticism, he's not doing anything wrong, he's just happened into plays that make him seem like he's doing more than he is. He's just always seemed like a guy who's much more suited to being a LDE in a 4-3. He's not good in space, but if he put 10 pounds on he'd be a good guy at the point of attack and could put up his 8 or so sacks a year, maybe slide to DT on 3rd and long. But for us he's just a guy who can't cover or pursue and has a game or two a year where he gets matched up with a T he can dominate and get 2-3 sacks (he doesn't seem to have had one this year). You can't count on him to keep getting lucky and accumulating stats. It's not really a skill. So not a bad player, but he's not worth much money for us, imo.
  12. Rufus T Firefly

    Starting QB 2019???

    Nope 2020 is guaranteed for injury so he gets that too. He would have gotten it anyway, because 2020' salary would guarantee when we didn't cut him by March 5 of 2019.
  13. Rufus T Firefly

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    I'm still not at all sure what this "Apocalypse scenario" you're afraid of is.
  14. Rufus T Firefly

    Gameday Thread

    If they don't call that garbage PI, and if they call the penalty on the FG, then Minnesota likely wins. For what that's worth, which is nothing.